Bae Ji-hwan (24) of the Pittsburgh Pirates contributed to the team’s great victory with hits and runs.
However,메이저놀이터 he had to step back with two strikeouts amid disappointing ball decisions.
Bae Ji-hwan started as the 7th hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) Detroit Tigers match held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on the 18th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 1 run in 5 at-bats.
After the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 15th, Bae Ji-hwan’s season batting average, which produced hits in two games, slightly decreased from 0.239 to 0.237 (27 hits in 114 at-bats).
In the top of the second inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who was hit for the first time at bat with no 1st and 2nd bases out, bunted, but failed to advance the runners. A bunt ball landed close to the catcher, and Detroit catcher Jake Rodgers put out a runner on his way from second base to third base.
In the meantime, Bae Ji-hwan, who was on base, stepped home when Austin Hedges hit a double at the right time. Detroit center fielder Matt Beering chased Hedges’ ball, but the ball hit the glove and fell, resulting in a double.
Bae Ji-hwan stopped at second base with no runners in the top of the 4th inning with Pittsburgh leading 3-0.
Bae Ji-hwan got a hit in the third at-bat in the top of the 6th inning. Bae Ji-hwan, who entered the at-bat with no runners on the first runner, hit a fastball high in the middle of opponent left-handed bullpen pitcher Tyler Alexander, leading to a heavy hit.
Bae Ji-hwan, who stepped on second base with Chris Owings’ bunt hit, failed to add a run as the follow-up hit failed.
Bae Ji-hwan struck out in the 7th and 9th innings due to overlapping ball judgments.
In the top of the 7th inning, Bae Ji-hwan, who faced Alexander again with a chance to 1st and 3rd base safely, struck out on a swing.
In the ball count 2 ball – 1 strike, the 4th cutter passed the upper part of the strike zone, but the referee ruled it a strike. Bae Ji-hwan drove the match to a full count, but eventually missed the cutter.
Bae Ji-hwan struck out on a foul tip in the top of the 9th inning without a runner.
In the ball count 2-1 strike, the 4th high fastball thrown by Detroit lefty Tyler Holton went far out of the strike zone, but the referee declared another strike. This time, Bae Ji-hwan fought a full count match, but ended up striking out again.
Pittsburgh defeated Detroit 8-0 with 14 hits. Pittsburgh went 23-20.
Brian Reynolds went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored, and Rodolfo Castro swung hard with 2 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs in 4 at-bats, dominating the Pittsburgh lineup.
Pittsburgh starting pitcher Rich Hill gave up only one hit and two walks in six innings and blocked Detroit’s lineup without a run, laying the foundation for the team’s victory. Hill, who scored 7 strikeouts, earned his 4th win (3 losses) of the season.